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Hai Phong celebrates death anniversary of Xam singing founder

Hai Phong celebrates death anniversary of Xam singing founder

3/20/2017 - 19:22

(VOVworld) – The Hai Phong Arts and Literature Union and the Folk Arts Association on Sunday commemorated the death anniversary of the founder of Xam singing, who is believed to be Tran Long Dinh of the Tran dynasty in the 13th century.

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Dong Xuan market embraces Hanoi’s culture

Dong Xuan market embraces Hanoi’s culture

1/19/2017 - 17:10

(VOVworld)- Dong Xuan market in Hanoi’s Old Quarter was the first market in Hanoi. Its history is closely associated with the trade development of Hanoi. It is not just a market but also a cultural venue that reflects the lifestyle of Hanoians. VOV Bui Hang has the story.

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Dan bau (monochord) embodies Vietnamese culture

Dan bau (monochord) embodies Vietnamese culture

11/11/2016 - 14:57

(VOVworld) – Vietnam’s dan bau, or monochord, produces seductive sounds which represents the Vietnamese soul and feelings. Dan bau is considered a special witness of Vietnam’s history and culture.

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Art performance features contemporary and traditional music

Art performance features contemporary and traditional music

10/20/2016 - 16:30

(VOVworld) – A music show took place at the Hanoi Opera House on Wednesday, featuring contemporary and traditional music such as ca tru (Vietnamese ceremonial singing) and xam singing (ancient folk songs performed by blind beggars).

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Xam Singing – A unique traditional music genre in Viet Nam

 Xam Singing – A unique traditional music genre in Viet Nam

8/19/2016 - 16:55

(VOVworld) - “Xam” singing is a traditional art form which originated in Vietnam’s northern regions. As its deep lyrics narrate daily life stories, the art form has been considered to be the nation’s delicate cultural item, and has become an important part of the Vietnamese people’s spiritual life. For a long time, the art-form fell into oblivion and faced a...

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Traditional folk music program “Ha Thanh, 36 Old Quarters”

Traditional folk music program “Ha Thanh, 36 Old Quarters”

8/15/2016 - 15:45

(VOVworld) – Ca Trù (Vietnamese ceremonial singing), Chau Van (Vietnamese ritual singing), Xam (a form of unique traditional folk singing), Luc Cung Hoa Dang (Lanterns Dance) and many other folk melodies from Vietnam’s Northern Delta Region have been restored, performed and introduced to audiences through a program called “Ha Thanh, 36 Old Quarters”.

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Pondering life through the rhythms of Xam Singing

Pondering life through the rhythms of Xam Singing

6/13/2016 - 13:43

(VOVworld) - A performance of Xam singing, a form of unique traditional folk music, took place recently at the Hao Nam communal house in Ha Noi. The event, titled “Pondering life through the rhythms of Xam”, was co-organized by the “Toi xe dich” (I move) project and the Vietnam Musical Development Center to raise youths love for this traditional art...

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“Xam and life” show comes closer to public

“Xam and life” show comes closer to public

1/30/2015 - 14:42

(VOVworld)- A performance of Xam, the music of blind street performers in northern Vietnam in the early 20th century, took place at the Hanoi Opera House last week. The show “Xam and Life” introduced a Hanoi audience to the charm of the Xam genre.

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Concert of traditional Vietnamese music

Concert of traditional Vietnamese music

1/23/2015 - 12:55

(VOVworld)- A recent concert featuring folk tunes of Vietnam's three regions in Hanoi attracted artists and singers from across the country. The concert introduced the uniqueness and charm of traditional Vietnamese music.Phuong Thuy reports.

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Street singing revived in Hanoi

Street singing revived in Hanoi

1/21/2015 - 16:33

(VOVworld) - A performance of Xam, the music of blind street performers in northern Vietnam in the early 20th century, took place at the Hanoi Opera House on Tuesday.

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Hanoi Heritage Club honors youth cultural values

Hanoi Heritage Club honors youth cultural values

4/26/2014 - 16:17

(VOVworld) - It's difficult to preserve traditional cultural heritage without community effort. Over the past few years, a number of heritage items have been promoted thanks to efforts by individuals and organizations who are devoted to preserving traditional cultural heritage values. A Hanoi Heritage Club was established 2 years ago to evoke the passion and desire of young people to...

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“Non ba tam” club preserves folk melodies

“Non ba tam” club preserves folk melodies

4/19/2014 - 15:26

(VOVworld) – Preserving intangible heritages in the community is very important to uphold cultural values in social life. In recent years, a number clubs of folk song lovers have been established in Vietnam. One example is a club called “Non Ba Tam” (a traditional Vietnamese flat palm hat) in Dong Da district, Hanoi. In this club, all members can exercise...

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Preservation of Xam folk singing

Preservation of Xam folk singing

2/10/2014 - 18:17

(VOVworld) – The Hanoi Writers’ Association and Ha Thanh Xam singing club held an art exchange about Hanoi’s Xam singing on Monday in Hanoi.

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Exhibition on Hanoi's trams-past and future

Exhibition on Hanoi's trams-past and future

10/5/2013 - 16:00

(VOVworld) - The ongoing exhibition “Hanoi’s trams – Past and Future” recaptures the image of the city trams in the past and introduces its future trend.

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Building Vietnamese culture imbued with national identity

Building Vietnamese culture imbued with national identity

8/26/2013 - 10:16

(VOVworld) – Vietnam is reviewing the implementation of a Party resolution on “Building and developing the Vietnamese culture imbued with advancement and national identity”. Starting from 1998, the resolution implementation has helped Vietnam preserve its national distinctiveness and absorb quintessence of world culture.

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Thao Giang, an artist deeply in love with Xam singing

Thao Giang, an artist deeply in love with Xam singing

8/5/2013 - 15:06

(VOVworld) – The Dong Xuan night market in Hanoi has become a regular weekend venue of tourists who come for the performances of Xam, also known as streetcar singing. The show is performed by an art troupe headed by Thao Giang, who has devoted his life to restoring this street art through teaching and performing.

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Hanoi Soundwalk, a strange story of street sounds

Hanoi Soundwalk, a strange story of street sounds

4/20/2013 - 7:17

(VOVworld) - Sounds typical of the old Hanoi have been revived at the “Hanoi Soundwalk” by a number of electronic artists. This ear-oriented art show was part of the fringe of the Hanoi Sound Stuff Festival and is part of the “Locative Audio” project, which has been taking place in 11 cities around the world. Bui Hang reports:

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Hung Yen province prepares for Pho Hien cultural festival

Hung Yen province prepares for Pho Hien cultural festival

4/15/2013 - 17:20

(VOVworld) – The Red River delta province of Hung Yen is completing preparations for the colorful Pho Hien Cultural Festival, which will reflect the region’s close connection with wet rice cultivation. Pho Hien was once a bustling port of Vietnam.

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Xam maestro Ha Thi Cau dies

Xam maestro Ha Thi Cau dies

3/11/2013 - 16:14

(VOVworld) – Xam maestro Ha Thi Cau, who is considered a treasure of Vietnamese folk singing, passed away at the ripe age of 92. During her long life, Mrs. Cau reflected all her experiences in her music. Her death was a great loss to Xam music and Vietnamese folk art.

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"Xam tau dien"- street art of Hanoi

11/3/2012 - 15:56

(VOVworld)- Xam singing known as streetcar singing appeared in the north of Vietnam long ago. In Hanoi, there’s a unique style of Xam singing, called Xam tau dien, which was performed on trams or streetcars by mostly itinerant blind artists accompanied by dan nhi (two-string violin) or dan bau (monochord), used to charm commuters daily. After 20 years falling into...

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Wednesday March 22, 2017

Wednesday March 22, 2017

(VOVworld) - We are very glad to know that Gerry Neumann has returned to his home in England safe and sound. On his latest email on March 20, Gerry wrote...

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Vietnamese "Ao dai" promoted in South Korea

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(VOVworld) - It’s freezing cold during winter in South Korea. But the harsh weather cannot keep Vietnamese women there from wearing “Ao dai” – the traditional Vietnamese long dress, which...